By mid 2021, we are aiming to be plastic-free. So far, we are making good progress. In 2020, we phased out non-recyclable plastics from our packaging. That means no non-recycled plastic bags, plastic clips, collar straighteners, plastic swing tags, and plastic labels; we now substitute with wood, paper/cardboard or metal.
This does, however, mean your garment may not appear as over-packed as other brands, but we feel this is small price to pay when it comes to the environment. The quality of the garment is obviously not affected.
The individual product bags we use are category recycled and are considered safe form of plastic. We are in the process of phasing these bags out and will soon be introducing Vela product bags in 2021 a recyclable, naturally biodegradable, transparent paper bag.
The mailing bags used for on-line orders are made from 100% recycled materials and contain biodegradable additive to assist with the biodegrading process. These are also being phased out throughout 2021, and all bags will be made from 100% sugarcane.
We also have strict no-plastics policy on all our buttons and trims.